August 2016 Newsletter – Summer 2016
Troy’s Schroeder Elementary earns National Blue Ribbon recognition
Today, State Rep. Martin Howrylak announced that his alma matter, Schroeder Elementary School in Troy, is one of 13 Michigan schools earning the 2016 National Blue Ribbon recognition.
“I am thrilled to see Schroeder Elementary receive this prestigious designation,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “Schroeder is well renowned for its welcoming educational environment that collaboratively engages the children and families in our diverse community to ensure the success of each student. I hope the community will join me in thanking the teachers, administrators, and above all the students for making our community proud.”
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) bestows the National Blue Ribbon designation on 13 exemplary, high-performing schools nominated by each state. The schools that apply for this award are ranked based on performance of all students and each of the school’s subgroups on state assessments, attendance for elementary and middle schools, and the graduation rate in high schools.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 7 and 8.
Rep. Howrylak invites public to consumer education event
Rep. Martin Howrylak will host a Phone, Mail & Online Scam Consumer Education event at the Clawson Community Center (509 Fisher Court, Clawson, MI) at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17.
“Scams come in all shapes and sizes,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “This consumer education event will teach citizens how to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves.”
Rep. Howrylak encourages all consumers to attend this informative event. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be provided for attendees. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information regarding this event, please contact Rep. Howrylak’s office at (517) 373-1783 or via email at MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov.
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State Representative Martin Howrylak was first elected to serve the 41st District in Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012, representing the residents of Troy and Clawson. He’s currently serving his second term in office.
Howrylak is the vice chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and the vice chair of the committee on Oversight and Ethics. He is also a member of the committees on Criminal Justice, Judiciary and Tax Policy.
Howrylak received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Geological Sciences from the University of Michigan in 1998 and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Michigan in 2003.
Representative Howrylak is a licensed and practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in private practice in Troy. He has experience auditing local governments and small businesses, preparing and analyzing financial statements and advising small businesses. He has been a local business owner and entrepreneur since 1990.
Howrylak has been active in the Troy community for decades, serving most recently as a Troy City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem. He previously served as a trustee on both the City of Troy’s Employee Retirement System and Retiree Health Plan and Trust. In addition, he was a trustee on the Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA). Howrylak also previously served on the Troy Historic District Commission and is a Republican Party precinct delegate.
Howrylak was born and raised in Troy and is married to Jane. He is a member of the National Shrine of the Little Flower parish in Royal Oak.
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